KidspirationFor Grades K-6 Meredith Martin Mantua Township Schools firstname.lastname@example.org://www.techforteachers.com
What is Kidspiration?• Cross Curricular• Multi Grade Level• Expandable• Customizable
Getting Started With Kidspiration• The Starter Screen – Using Pre-Made Activities – Picture View – Writing View
Using the Activities• Kidspiration comes with a variety of pre-made activities in several different subject areas.• You can add templates to the Activities area by downloading pre-made templates from the web or by creating your own.
Picture View• Create story maps, flow charts, and outlines• Use SuperGroupers to create Venn Diagrams and other sorting activities• Add pictures from the Library, or import graphics saved on your hard drive• Add text boxes
Super Groupers• Use to create sorting and categorizing activities• Venn Diagrams• Create you own!
Writing View• Create outlines• Linked to picture view• Publish to Word or Appleworks to edit and create final story or outline
Switching Between Views• Create a flow chart or story map in Picture view• Switch to Writing view to create an outline based on the picture• Expand picture activities in the Writing view
Exporting Work• Export as picture file – Can then be imported into Word or other program• Export as HTML – Create student portfolio online
Create Your Own Templates• You can create custom templates easily in Kidspiration• Use the Teacher Menu to access the Activity Wizard• Customize your activity settings• Save in the Kidspiration Activity categories
Downloading Templates• There are hundreds of pre-made Kidspiration templates available on the web• http://www.techfor teachers.com – go to the Kidspiration link on the side• Google – search for Kidspiration templates